ISD Registration and Back-to-School Resources

Posted July 25, 2022


Online registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open for new and returning ISD students! Students who qualify for transportation services and register by July 31st will be guaranteed a bus pass for the first week of school. All families must prove residency annually, and you will have the opportunity to upload documents required to prove residency during online registration. If you have any questions, please call our Admissions Office at 816-521-5588. We look forward to welcoming students back on August 22nd!

You can find important back-to-school information listed below. If you have any questions, you can call our Admissions Office at 816-521-5588.

Residency Verification/Schedule Pick-Up/Bus Pass Pick-up for K-12 (all grade levels)

  • August 10-19th (weekdays) at your student’s school
    • 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Thursday, August 11th extended hours from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

*Please be aware that schedules, teacher assignments and bus passes will not be given until obligations are met and residency is verified. If you have questions about outstanding obligations or residency verification, please contact your child’s school.

In order to enroll in the Independence School District, each family must prove residency annually. To prove residency, the following documentation is needed:

  • An Electric or Gas Bill from the current address (no more than 30 days old)

AND one of the following

  • Copy of Mortgage Payment, Deed of Trust, or Housing Contract
  • Copy of Rental Agreement,
  • Copy of Lease Agreement,
  • Copy of Jackson County Paid Personal Property Tax Receipt

If you do not have the appropriate documentation, you may be asked to make another appointment so you can provide the documentation before student(s) will be enrolled. Please have a Photo ID with you also to verify name on bill matches parent/guardian enrolling student. If you are unable to provide documents in your name as proof of residency or you have questions on the required documents, please see Residency Affidavit information or call Admissions at 816-521-5588.

Elementary Meet the Teacher Night

Thursday, August 18th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Families with completed registration and residency verification will receive an email from their student’s teacher on August 17th with additional information.

Bus Passes

The ISD is now using a program called ZPass for K-5 bus riders. ZPass is a student identification system designed specifically for school bus transportation. The ZPass System allows the District to see where and what time students get on and off district buses, helping to ensure student safety. All K-5 bus riders will swipe their ZPass each time they board the bus and each time they disembark.

Click here for additional transportation information.


In order to register into the Independence School District, Missouri law requires all students be up-to-date on their immunizations. Click the link below for information on immunizations required for all public school students in the state of Missouri. Proof of immunizations must be submitted at the time of registration.

Vaccination Requirements for Incoming 8th and 12th Grade Students

​The state of Missouri requires all incoming 8th and 12th-grade students to have the MCV vaccine. Tdap vaccinations are required for all incoming 8th-grade students. Schedules will be held until proof of immunization is received.

State of Missouri Minimum Immunization Requirements

ISD Payment System

The Independence School District uses the MySchoolBucks payment system for school meals, activities, fees and obligations at You can add your students using their school name and student ID. MySchoolBucks allows you to make payments for all of your students, even if they attend different schools within the district.

For cafeteria purchases, students will continue to use their student ID number. You can use MySchoolBucks to receive low balance alerts, set up automatic payments, and set daily/weekly spending limits. Cash and check payments will also be accepted at our schools in August. If your student has qualified for free or reduced meal prices, this information is noted in the system and the meal will be processed as it is for all other students. 


Middle and high school students will check-out a Chromebook during schedule pick-up. A parent/guardian must be present to checkout the Chromebook. If you have questions about Chromebooks or technology, you can email

Important Dates:

July 7 – Online Registration Begins for 2022-2023 school year

July 25 – August 19 – New Enrollee Appointments / Residency Verification

August 18 – Elementary Meet the Teacher Night (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

August 22 – First Day of School

Important Links:

2022-2023 Student Calendar

Before and After School Services

School Supply Lists